National Trust for Historic Preservation - Board of Trustees

Victor Ashe
Elected 2003, 2009, 2012-2015

(Knoxville, TN) completed five years as the American Ambassador to Poland on October 1, 2009. Prior to that, he was the longest serving Mayor of Knoxville, Tennessee for 16 years from 1988 to 2003. He was a leading advocate of historic preservation as Mayor and proposed a city charter amendment that requires the Mayor to issue an annual report on historic preservation which was adopted by city voters. He served in the Tennessee State Senate from 1975 to 1984 and the Tennessee House of Representatives from 1968 to 1974. He served as the executive director of the Americans Outdoors Commission from 1985 to 1987. Recipient of the 2006 “Restore America Heroes” award, presented at the annual HGTV/National Trust Restore America gala.

Leslie Greene Bowman
Elected 2006, 2009, 2012-2015

(Charlottesville, VA) is president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, Inc., which owns and operates Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson. From 1999-2008, she served as Director and CEO of the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate. Previously, she was at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, servings as head curator of decorative arts and assistant director of exhibition programs. She has recently been reappointed by President Obama to the Committee for the Preservation of the White House, on which she previously served from 1993 to 2009.

Mrs. Laura W. Bush
Elected 2011, 2014-2017

(Dallas, TX) is actively involved in issues of national and global concern, with a particular emphasis on education, health care and human rights. She has investigated and showcased successful programs for early childhood education, at-risk youth, global literacy, and preservation of our national parks and our country’s national treasures. And through her travels to more than seventy-six countries, including historic trips to Afghanistan, Mrs. Bush has helped launch groundbreaking educational and healthcare programs for women. Mrs. Bush holds a degree in education with a master’s degree in library science. She taught in public schools in Dallas, Houston and Austin and worked as a public school librarian. In 1977, she met and married George Walker Bush. They are the parents of twin daughters, Barbara and Jenna.

Susan E. Chapman-Hughes
Elected 2011, 2014-2017

(Brooklyn, NY) is Senior Vice President, U.S. Account Development - Global Corporate Payments (GCP) at American Express. In this role, Susan is responsible for leading and managing GCP’s U.S. and multinational customers representing $43 billion in annual charge volume. With over 1,500 customers, the team partners with clients to deliver innovative payment programs. Prior to joining GCP, Susan led the Global Real Estate and Workplace Enablement group for American Express. Her responsibilities included leading Real Estate Strategy and Operations, Workplace Experience and Health and Safety in support of the American Express portfolio of over 62,000 employees in 41 countries. She led creation of “Bluework”, an industry leading, award winning, innovative workplace transformation initiative. In 2012, Bluework received the Chairman’s Award for Innovation -Top Innovators Prize, a first for real estate. She serves as the Executive Sponsor for the Company’s BlueEn Network, an employee resource group focused on flexible virtual workers. She has also served on the leadership teams of the American Express Women’s Network and the World Monuments Fund Watch List Advisory Committee (WLAC).

As an experienced global executive, Ms. Chapman-Hughes has led various organizational business transformation and growth efforts in Fortune 500 companies including Citigroup and Level 3 Communications. In addition to her professional roles, she is committed to volunteer work for non-profit community development organizations across the United States and remains an active mentor to young people in her community. Her volunteer work includes serving on many boards including The Regional Plan Association of New York (RPA), Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), A Better Chance, Girls Inc. and the NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate Advisory Board. In 2013, she was named to the Grio 100 list by Universal and as one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company.

Ms. Chapman-Hughes holds a Master of Business Administration in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also holds a Master of Regional Planning from The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Vanderbilt University. Ms. Chapman-Hughes resides in New York with her husband.

Lawrence H. Curtis
Elected 2012-2015

(Boxford, MA) is the President and Managing Partner of WinnDevelopment where he has led a full range of real estate development and acquisition activities for more than 25 years. He has helped the company grow from 3,000 units in 1986 to more than 90,000 units currently under management in 23 states across the country. While maintaining a wide range of real estate interests, Mr. Curtis’ primary focus has been on the creation of affordable housing and historic rehabilitation. He is immediate past president of the National Housing & Rehabilitation Association (NH&RA) and is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association. He was the 2006 chairman of the Greater Boston Real Estate Board. In 2008, he served as a co-chair of Combined Jewish Philanthropies’ annual campaign. He has also received numerous awards, including the Paul E. Tsongas Award from Preservation Massachusetts. Mr. Curtis received a Bachelor’s degree from the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Art and Science in New York and a Master’s degree in Urban Design Planning from Harvard University. He presently resides in Boxford with his wife Marla and their four sons.

Kevin D. Daniels
Elected 2007, 2010, 2013-2016

(Newcastle, WA) is the President of Daniels Real Estate and Nitze-Stagen & Co., Inc. Both companies focus on complex urban real estate projects that combine historic preservation and the redevelopment of landmarked structures which advance sustainable building practices and economic development. In Seattle, Kevin’s work led to the restoration of the City’s historic Union Station and energized it’s footprint with 1.1 million square feet of new transit oriented office development, rehabilitated and re-positioned the former Sears NW catalog distribution center to become Starbucks Center, the global headquarters of Starbucks Coffee Company, and currently the company is incorporating the oldest sanctuary in downtown Seattle as part of a 43-story Class A+ office high-rise and luxury hotel. Mr. Daniels’ preservation work has been nationally recognized with two National Preservation Awards for the restoration of Seattle’s Union Station and the preservation of the Cadillac Hotel in Pioneer Square, Seattle.

Gloria Estefan
Elected 2012-2015

(South Beach & Vero Beach, FL) is a Grammy award-winning singer, actress, songwriter, author of two New York Times best-selling children’s books, philanthropist and humanitarian. She is considered one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved performers and one of the most successful crossover artists in Latin music history, having received recognition for her achievements as an international superstar in both the Latin and non-Hispanic entertainment industries.

Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Gloria along with her husband Emilio, are successful entrepreneurs owning and operating several business, which include a globally recognized music publishing company, a hospitality division that includes seven restaurants (Bongos Cuban Café a Cuban-themed restaurant in Downtown Miami, South Beach, Downtown Disney Orlando and in Hollywood at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino) and two hotels (the Cardozo Hotel on South Beach and Costa d’este Beach Resort in Vero Beach). The Estefans are also the first Latin couple to own a minority share in the Miami Dolphins, a major franchise in the NFL.

Gloria sits on the Board for Univision Communications, Inc. and the Board of Trustees for the University of Miami. She’s been awarded with 7 Grammy Awards, a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, a Humanitarian Award from the St. Jude Hospital for Children, a National Artistic Achievement Award from the US Congress, a Presidential appointment as a public member of the U.S. delegation to the 47th General Assembly of the United Nations, among others.

She is also the founder of the Gloria Estefan Foundation whose mission is to support charitable programs for disadvantaged children and empower young people through education and opportunity. The Foundation also supports spinal cord research and is an open-door Foundation accessible to individual cases of hardship.

Gloria Estefan holds a B.A. in Psychology, with a minor in French, from the University of Miami. She has been awarded with Honorary Doctoral degrees in Music from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and the University of Miami along with an Honorary Law Degree from Barry University.

Kevin Gover
Elected 2014-2017

(Washington, D.C.) Kevin Gover is director of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of the American Indian and is a member of the Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma. He is a former professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in Tempe, an affiliate professor in its American Indian Studies Program and co-executive director of the university’s American Indian Policy Institute. Gover began as director Dec. 2, 2007. Gover grew up in Oklahoma and received his bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton University and his law degree from the University of New Mexico. He was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree from Princeton University in 2001.

Gover joined the faculty at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University in 2003 and served on the faculty of the university’s prestigious Indian Legal Program. He has taught courses in federal Indian law, administrative law and statutory interpretation, as well as an undergraduate course in American Indian policy

A presidential appointee, Gover served as the assistant secretary for Indian Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior from 1997 to 2000. He was responsible for policy and operational oversight of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, the agency responsible for the federal government’s relations with Indian tribes. He oversaw programs in Indian education, law enforcement, social services, treaty rights and trust asset management

Gover also practiced law for more than 15 years in Albuquerque, N.M., and Washington. His legal career began in 1983 at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Kampelman in Washington. In 1986, he moved to Albuquerque and founded Gover, Stetson & Williams (1986-1997). His last stint in law practice was with the Washington office of Steptoe & Johnson (2001-2003). His practice areas included federal Indian law, commercial transactions, environmental and administrative law, and legislative affairs.

Gover succeeds W. Richard West Jr. (Southern Cheyenne), who was the founding director of the National Museum of the American Indian (1990-2007).

Joe Grills
Appointed 2009, Elected 2009, 2012-2015

(Rapidan, VA) served on the Board of the Montpelier Foundation which manages the Presidential Home of James and Dolley Madison from 1998-2011 and was Chairman for the last 5 years. He also serves on the Boards of National Main Street Center, Woodberry Forest School, and Kimco Realty Corporation. He is a member of investment committees of te Woodberry Forest School/Randall Terry Foundation and the Virginia Retirement System, as well as the National Trust. He served on the Individual Investor Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange. He is a former Chairman and Member of the Committee on Investment of Employee Benefit Assets of the Association of Financial Professionals. He served on the Board of the Duke University Management Company from 1992-2004. He was employed by IBM from 1961-1993.

F. Sheffield Hale
Elected 2010, 2013-2016

(Atlanta, GA) is the President and CEO of the Atlanta History Center. Prior to joining the Atlanta History Center in 2012, he served as Chief Counsel of the American Cancer Society, Inc. Mr. Hale is a Past Chair of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Atlanta History Center, and the State of Georgia’s Judicial Nominating Commission. Mr. Hale also serves as a Trustee of the University of Georgia Foundation, the Robert W. Woodruff Library of Atlanta University Center, and the Fox Theatre, Inc.

Marilynn Wood Hill
Elected 2009, 2012-2015

(Bronxville, NY) is a historian, author, and community volunteer, primarily in the areas of history and education. She is on the board of the Foundation for the National Archives and on the Advisory Council of the Schlesinger Library at Harvard. She also serves on the National Advisory Council of the Historic Charleston Foundation and the Site Council of Drayton Hall. She is a co-founder of the Bronxville Historical Conservancy and is the editor of The Bronxville Journal.

Luis Hoyos
Elected 2013-2015

(Pomona, CA) is an architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the California State Polytechnic University in Pomona, where he teaches historic preservation and urban design. He serves as a member of the National Trust Advisors and as a member of the Landmarks Committee of the National Park System Advisory Board. He is national co-chair for NPS of the just-released American Latino Heritage Theme Study. He was member and chair of the California State Historical Resources Commission and a member of the Board of Directors and Chair of Preservation Advocacy at the Los Angeles Conservancy. As an architect he has received awards for the design of several historic building rehabilitations, including El Pueblo de Los Angeles, the Point Fermin Lighthouse, the Palmer Hotel and the Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse.

Fernando Lloveras-San Miguel, Esq.
Elected 2011, 2014-2017

(San Juan, Puerto Rico) is the Executive Director of the Conservation Trust of Puerto Rico, the leading nature conservation and historic preservation organization in Puerto Rico. Under his leadership, the Conservation Trust received the Land Trust Accreditation Commission’s Seal and was accepted in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Mr. Lloveras is a Board member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Land Trust Alliance, having served previously as an Advisor to both organizations. He is also co-founder and Chairman of the Board of, Inc., the leading Internet provider of legal and legislative information in Latin America, and a former advisor to the Governor of Puerto Rico. Lloveras holds a Magna Cum Laude Juris Doctor from the University of Puerto Rico, a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College, where he was Senior Fellow. He is a coffee and cattle farmer and spends most of his free time at his farm in Ciales with his wife Michelle Marxuach and his two children.

Marcia V. Mayo
Elected 2006, 2009, 2012-2015

(Washington, D.C.) is a senior advisor to The Fund to Conserve U.S. Diplomatic Treasures Abroad, which works in conjunction with Department of State to care for buildings on the Secretary of State’s Register of Culturally Significant Property, as well as the Department’s overseas collections of fine and decorative arts. An art historian by training, she curated thematic exhibitions of American art for residences of U.S. ambassadors worldwide through the Art in Embassies Program before joining the Department’s Cultural Heritage Program. Prior to her twenty years of government service, Ms. Mayo was the director of Sotheby’s Mid Atlantic Office, specializing in American fine and decorative arts. She serves on the Collections and Executive committees of Tudor Place Historic House and Garden in Washington, DC, and the board of Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa, OK. Ms. Mayo co-chaired the 2008 National Preservation Conference, and chaired the 2007 and 2008 NTHP/HGTV fundraising galas. She is the co-founder of the Ruth and Allen Mayo NTHP Services Fund Grant.

Vincent L. Michael, PhD
Elected 2006, 2009, 2012-2015

(Los Gatos, CA) is the Executive Director of Global Heritage Fund in Palo Alto, California. He joined Global Heritage Fund as Chief Conservation Officer in 2012, before being elected Executive Director. He holds the John H. Bryan Chair in Historic Preservation at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was Director of the Historic Preservation program from 1996 to 2010. Vince has worked as a preservation planner and advocate since 1983, assisting with the creation of the nation’s first heritage area and working for Landmarks Illinois, where he now serves on the Board. Other board service includes Chair of the National Council for Preservation Education and President of the Site Council for the Gaylord Building. His writings include a book on Prairie School architect Barry Byrne and he has lectured and led architectural tours throughout North America, Europe and Asia

F. Joseph Moravec
Appointed 2009, Elected 2009, 2012-2015

(Washington, D.C.) is Managing Director of Easterly Partners, a privately held real estate investment and asset management firm with offices in Boston, New York and Washington, DC. His 40 year career has been spent as a practitioner, manager and owner of investment properties and commercial real estate services companies. From 2001-2005, he served as U.S. General Services Administration Commissioner of Public Buildings.

Martha Nelson
Elected 2013-2016

(New York, NY) Former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc. She was responsible for the editorial content of all 21 of Time Inc.’s U.S. magazines and its wealth of digital products, including tablet offerings, websites, video and mobile. Prior, Ms. Nelson served as Editorial Director overseeing the 17 titles and editors in the company’s Style & Entertainment Group and Lifestyle Group. A 20-year veteran of Time Inc., her earlier positions included: Editor for Style & Entertainment Group; Group Editor for Time Inc.; Editor of the PEOPLE Group and Founding Editor of InStyle. She earned numerous honors during her tenure including being named one of the “World’s Most Powerful Women” by Forbes magazine for three consecutive years.

Marita Rivero
Elected 2009, 2012-2015

(Brookline, MA) is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Marita is a Senior Advisor, and former Vice President and General Manager for Radio and Television for WGBH, a Boston-based public broadcasting organization. She was a member of the National Trust Advisors program before becoming a Trustee. Ms. Rivero is also on the Board of Directors of the Museum for African American History, National Public Radio, National Black Programming Consortium and Station Resource Group.

Charles Morgan Royce
Elected 2011, 2014-2017

(Riverside, CT) is President, Co-Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Royce & Associates, LLC and its affiliated mutual funds, a position he has held since 1972. Mr. Royce is a member of the Board of Fellows of Brown University, a Trustee and Honorary Chairman of Bruce Museum, Greenwich, CT, and a Trustee of the New York Historical Society. He is active in preservation and main street development in Tannersville, NY and Westerly, RI. Mr. Royce’s most recent initiative is the reconstruction of The Ocean House, a Victorian hotel in Watch Hill, RI. He and his wife have recently restored and operate the Avon Theater in Stamford, CT.

G. Jack Tankersley, Jr.
Elected 2014-2017

(Denver, CO) is a co-founder of Meritage Funds with more than 35 years of experience as a private equity investor, having raised and managed more than $1.0 billion of capital during his career. Jack is responsible for a number of highly successful investments in companies such as Crown Castle and Brooks Fiber Properties. Prior to Meritage, he co-founded Centennial Funds in 1981 and served as its CEO and/or CIO until 1997. His career began in 1974 at the Continental Illinois Bank, where he joined the bank’s venture capital subsidiary in 1978.

Jack is a past President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Denver Area Council Boy Scouts of America and past member of the Board of Trustees of Woodberry Forest School, which he continues to serve as a non-Trustee member of its Investment Committee. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley, California, and the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship’s Executive Advisory Board.

Jack received an undergraduate degree with High Honors from Denison University and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He serves or has served as a director of numerous Centennial and Meritage portfolio companies.

Mary M. Thompson
Elected 2006, 2009, 2012-2015

(Olympia, WA) manages, along with her husband Dick, Thompson Consulting, which provides services in historic preservation, planning, public policy, and project management. Ms. Thompson was a Statewide Coordinator of the Washington Downtown Revitalization Program, a Program Associate for the National Main Street Center and also served as Washington State Historic Preservation Officer.

Timothy P. Whalen
Elected 2012-2015

(Los Angeles, CA) is Director of the Getty Conservation Institute (GCI). A part of the Los Angeles based J. Paul Getty Trust, the GCI works internationally to advance and improve the practice of conservation of the cultural heritage. A California native, Whalen holds a B.A. in Art History and an M.A. in Museum Studies / Art History from the University of Southern California. He was awarded a Loeb Fellowship in Advanced Environmental Studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. He served as an Advisor from California to the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1999 to 2009 and as Advisor Chair during 2007-2009. He is a member of the Board of Studies for the Courtauld Institute of Art Wall Painting Conservation Program and is a member of the U.S. National Commission to UNESCO. He has served as a board member to the California Preservation Foundation.

Kenneth R. Woodcock
Elected 2007, 2010, 2013-2016

(Washington, D.C. & Matunuck, RI) is a consultant to the Hale House, a historic site of the Pettaquamscutt Historical Society. He currently serves on the board of the Dunes Club (Narragansett, RI). Mr. Woodcock is President of the Board of the Willow Dell Historical Association in Rhode Island, and a Corporation Member of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. He formerly served on the board of the Land Trust Alliance, the Rhode Island chapter of the Nature Conservancy as well as a number of cultural and academic organizations in Washington, DC.

Ex-Officio Trustees

Lester G. Fant, III

(Washington, D.C.) “Ruff” Fant is Chair of the Site Council at President Lincoln’s Cottage. He is a Trustee of Sidwell Friends School and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at Harvard Law School.

K. Vance Kelley, AIA

(Topeka, KS) is the chair of the National Trust Advisors. Mr. Kelley is the lead Historic Preservation principal at Treanor Architects in Topeka, KS. He served as the Chair of the AIA Kansas Committee on Historic Resources. He has also served on the National Trust’s Honor Awards Jury, the National Trust Advisors 2.0 Task Force, and recently served as the Advisor’s Vice-Chair representing the Western Region.

Mark McDonald

(Atlanta, GA) represents statewide & local preservation organizations in the National Trust’s Statewide & Local Partners Program on the Board of Trustees. Mr. McDonald is the President and CEO of the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation.

Edward J. Passarelli

(Washington, D.C.) Represents Eric Holder, Attorney General on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustee, and is the Assistant Chief of the Natural Resources Section of the Environment & Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Earl A. Powell, III

(Washington, D.C.) is the Director of the National Gallery of Art.

Stephanie Toothman, Ph.D.

(Washington, D.C.) Represents Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior on the National Trust for Historic Preservation Board of Trustees, and is Associate Director for Cultural Resources, National Park Service

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